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01 Jun


Turning a Corner

June 1, 2017 | By |

Laying the Groundwork for Charity Regulatory Reform in Canada

Mowat NFP’s new release, the second in its Enabling Environment series, aims to set the stage for the design of a new legislative framework governing the charitable sector in Canada. Read More

12 Apr


Charting a Path Forward

April 12, 2017 | By |

Strengthening and Enabling the Charitable Sector in Canada

Charitable and nonprofit sector modernization has been the subject of much recent debate and discussion in Canada. The federal government has signalled significant interest in renewing its relationship with the sector. Read More

27 Oct


Unpacking Impact

October 27, 2016 | By |

Exploring Impact Measurement for Social Enterprises in Ontario

With support from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), Mowat NFP developed this report to examine the concept of common impact measurement frameworks and standardization globally, and identify specific opportunities to strengthen impact measurement practices for the social enterprise ecosystem in Ontario. Read More

25 Jul


Canada Needs a What Works Centre. Here’s How We Can Build It.

July 25, 2016 | By |

Growing demand for services, reduced fiscal capacity and increased public scrutiny of government spending have led to a spike in the demand for systematic, rigorous evidence in policymaking. Read More

21 Jun


Unpacking Impact Conference

June 21, 2016 | By |

A one-day forum for exploring impact measurement for social enterprises. Read More

09 Dec


Mowat Centre Impact Report 2010-2015

December 9, 2015 | By |

Mowat Centre’s Impact Report provides an overview of publications, activities and public policy impact from our first five years. Read More

25 Aug


From Investment to Impact

August 25, 2014 | By |

The NFP Experience with Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a new funding tool that uses private capital to fund preventative social interventions. Read More

23 Jul


Better Outcomes for Public Services

July 23, 2014 | By |

Achieving social impact through outcomes-based funding

The latest from Mowat in our ongoing Shifting Gears research partnership with KPMG, this study looks at the growing global trend toward outcomes-based program funding. Read More

14 Apr


Demonstrating the Results of Capacity Building

April 14, 2014 | By |

Final Report of the Partnership Grants Learning Project

This report was prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Read More